Highly creative, motivated and versatile Toronto-based graphic designer with a passion for creating innovative design solutions and stories across a variety of mediums including; web, digital, and print.

My expertise include digital media, coding/web design, print design, textile/surface design, chalkboard design, sign-making and hand-drawn typography. I also have experience in fashion, copywriting, social media, and marketing. I find inspiration in many of my interests that include; vintage packaging/design, Toronto history, New York City History, fashion history, art history, textile design, photography, Instagram, typography, podcasts, design blogs, Pinterest and more. I enjoy challenging work and the opportunity to interact, collaborate and exchange ideas with fellow creatives. 

Qualifications Include:
• 10 years experience Adobe Programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• 10 years experience in graphic design and print production
• 10 years experience with layout, typography, colour, copywriting, branding and brand standards
• 9 years experience with e-commerce sites
• 9 years experience designing for the retail, fashion, home, and lifestyle products industries
• 9 years experience with the DIY and craft movement/community, including indie businesses
• 8 years experience in social media tools and digital design
• 8 years experience with cruelty-free, ethical, sustainable, and eco-conscious consumerism
• 6 years experience designing graphic elements and customizable templates
• 6 years experience in Signage & Chalkboard Design: Illustrations & Hand-Drawn Typography
• 4 years experience with GIFs, Google/web ads, web banners, & other online media
• Experienced in WordPress, and Web Design: HTML5 (including animation), CSS & Responsive Design

You can reach me at mpyves@gmail.com

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